55 Alive!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Join us to kick off our new calendar year with lunch and our program titled: Sacred Journey to Bethlehem. Last April, 8 members of First Congo traveled to Israel/Palestine under the leadership of UCC pastor Rev. Bonnie VanOverbeek. For each traveler it was an adventure--spiritually and politically. Through a presentation of photos and stories they will take you there to see the land, holy and contested, to explore the history of reconciliation and conflict, and to hear of the people filled with hope and despair. Bethlehem served as the base for the exploration of Palestinian life under occupation. Trips to Jericho, Jerusalem, Quamran, Masada, Hebron, and the Galilee filled out the experience of a region of profound historic achievement now hobbled by hate and ambition. At the same time the Bright Star of Bethlehem shines. The cost of the lunch to the church is $10.00 per person and we ask that you donate as you are able to offset this expense. Please make a reservation by Sunday, September 3 through the church office or on the sign-up sheet at the back of the Sanctuary. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE REPEATED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 6:00pm with a pizza supper in the Dining Room.

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 9:42 am in Upcoming Events.

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